Format: 

[1]F. Lastname, "Title of dissertation or thesis," Ph.D. dissertation or M.S. thesis, Department, University, City, State, Country, Year.

[2]F. Lastname, "Title of dissertation or thesis," Ph.D. dissertation or M.S. thesis, Department, University, City, State, Country, Year.

In-text: In-text citations are treated as if they were footnotes and are enclosed in square brackets [1].

Examples: 

[1]E. C. Hensel, "Multi-dimensional heat induction," Ph.D. dissertation, Mech. Eng. Dept., New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces, 1986. [Online]. Available: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.

[2]M. E. Steinke, "Heat transfer, pressure drop, and dissolved gas effect during flow boiling in microchannels," Ph.D. dissertation, Dept. of Mech. Eng., Rochester Inst. of Technol., NY, 2002. [Online]. Available: https://scholarworks.rit.edu/theses/5779

Notes: 

Omit the city of the university if it is already captured by the name of the institution; similarly, you may omit the country of the degree was earned in the United States (see p. 38, "Theses and Dissertations: Examples," 3). Department and university names should be abbreviated whenever possible. For URLs, provide a direct link to the document when possible, not the link to the library database as per APA style (see pg. 38, "On-Line Sources"). If your only option is to provide the link to the database, provide the name of the database in place of the URL (see p. 40, "U.S. Government Documents: Example," 1).

Questions? Contact an RIT Librarian at libraryhelp@rit.edu

Source:
IEEE - Theses (B.S., M.S.) and Dissertations (Ph.D.) (p. 37-38)